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AVEVA Provides Solutions to TOTAL E&P Nigeria Limited

April 17, 2014

Owner Operator standardizes on AVEVA Engineering & Design Solutions for increased efficiency on all new projects. AVEVA announced that TOTAL E&P Nigeria Ltd (TEPNG) has adopted AVEVA’s Engineering & Design solutions as part of an Integrated Engineering & Design approach.

18 O&G Leaders Appointed to NOIA Board

April 16, 2014

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) appointed 18 industry leaders to its Board of Directors on April 10, 2014 during its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Appointed to their first term on the Board of Directors: Benjamin G. Bordelon…

Three European firms win Angola deepwater deals

April 16, 2014

Three European companies have won contracts for almost half the value of Angola's $16 billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo oil project, confirming a trend toward bigger scale and risk for the deep-sea contracting and construction sector. Saipem of…

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Rolls-Royce to supply machinery for 4 tugs for ALP Maritime Services

April 14, 2014

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a £19m contract to deliver deck machinery for four ocean going tugs, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions, for Dutch company ALP Maritime Services. The vessels will be constructed in Japan by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair.

Total Moves Ahead Offshore Angola

April 14, 2014

France's Total said it would go ahead with a deepwater project offshore Angola after cutting its cost to $16 billion, keeping Africa's No.2 producer on track to expand its oil industry. Development of the ultra-deep Kaombo field has been repeatedly delayed on cost grounds…

Chevron, YPF Continue Development of Vaca Muerta Shale in Argentina

April 11, 2014

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today confirmed that subsidiaries of the company have    signed agreements with the Argentine oil company YPF S.A. to continue development of shale oil and gas resources from the    Vaca Muerta formation located in the Neuquén province in Argentina.

SEMBCORP MARINE’S SEMBAWANG SHIPYARD TO REVITALISE 'VOYAGER OF THE SEAS'

April 11, 2014

Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard has secured an agreement with RCL Cruises Ltd., a member of the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. group, to perform the extensive revitalisation of Royal Caribbean International’s 137,276-gross tonnage, passenger-ship 'Voyager of the Seas'.

ALP Tugs Get Rolls-Royce Deck Equipment

April 11, 2014

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a £19m contract to deliver deck machinery for four ocean going tugs, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions, for Dutch company ALP Maritime Services. The vessels will be constructed in Japan by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair.

Keppel Extends Strategy into China

April 9, 2014

Company signs agreement to manage a shipyard in Quanzhou, China. Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly owned subsidiary, FELS Offshore Pte Ltd, has signed a management services agreement with Titan Petrochemicals Group…

WFW Advises FPSO Joint Venture Debt Financing

April 8, 2014

International law firm Watson, Farley & Williams Asia Practice LLP (WFW) said it advised a joint venture involving M3nergy and PT Transamudra as sponsors on a $182 million term facility and $38.4 million guarantee facility. The funds will finance the floating production…

Boat of the Month: M/V HOS ACHIEVER

April 8, 2014

Accommodations, Features and Comfort combine with Safety. All are key for Offshore Housing missions. Deepwater operations are increasingly demanding more personnel offshore, often for longer periods of time, placing a greater emphasis on crew accommodation.

Strainstall Supply Load Pins for Shell Stones Project

April 8, 2014

Strainstall UK Limited has been selected to work alongside SBM offshore on the prestigious Shell Stones project, which is an ultra-deep Oil and Gas development in the Gulf of Mexico and is currently the deepest production facility in the world at approximately 2,900 meters.

Nations Wary of Extracting Carbon from Air to Fix Climate

April 8, 2014

Many nations want a draft U.N. report to tone down prospects for sucking greenhouse gases from the air to help fix global warming, reckoning the technologies are risky, documents seen by Reuters show. Government officials and scientists are meeting in Berlin this week to edit the report…

Shell Lifts First Crude Oil from Majnoon Oilfield

April 7, 2014

Shell announced today that the Majnoon oilfield it operates in partnership with South Oil Company (SOC), Petronas and Missan Oil in Southern Iraq has successfully exported its first shipment of crude oil to Shell trading, a significant milestone for the oilfield.

Pre-production Inspection Aboard First of its Kind FPSO

April 7, 2014

This week a team of BSEE engineers and inspectors conducted a safety inspection of the first FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) vessel designed and built for containment use in the Gulf of Mexico. The pre-production inspection…

BMT Delivers Metocean Support for Tullow Oil

April 2, 2014

BMT ARGOSS (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced the award of a number of metocean assessments for Tullow Oil Plc., including comprehensive overviews of meteorological and oceanographic conditions in West Africa and South America,…

GoM FPO Vessel Emergency Production Shut-In

March 28, 2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) informs it is responding to a report of an emergency disconnect and production shut-in onboard the Helix Producer 1 located approximately 100 miles southwest of Houma, La. The offshore oil and gas operator…

Bibby Offshore Begins Construction, IRM Campaign

March 25, 2014

Subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has recently commenced work with Maersk Oil UK on a multimillion pound contract that will see Bibby Offshore provide subsea construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services to all of Maersk’s North Sea assets.

BASS Launches Fleet Management System

March 25, 2014

BASS, a global provider of fleet management software for ship owners and ship managers as well as operators of rigs and floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) and offshore units, introduced the BASSnet 2.9 Fleet Management…

Enhanced Fire Protection Guide from ABS

March 21, 2014

ABS recently released the ABS Guide for Enhanced Fire Protection Arrangements. According to ABS Director of Marine Technology Christina Wang, one of the primary goals of this new guide is to provide criteria for notations that increase the level of protection against fires on board vessels…

Norwegian Seminar to Focus on Financing, Procurement

March 17, 2014

The challenges of managing efficient procurement  processes and getting the right funding in the shipping and offshore sectors is the topic for a major half day conference in Singapore later this month. Coinciding with the Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) event on March 20…

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